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Annual Paragon Awards



The Annual Paragon Awards, sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems,  are presented for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming.

Presenting the 2014 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming 
Stephen “Sid” Cassidy (USA)

Water Polo
Olga Pinciroli (BRA)

Synchronized Swimming
Miwako Homma (JPN)
Competitive Diving
Cynthia Potter (USA)
Recreational Swimming
Wally James (USA)
Aquatic Safety
Robert “Bob” Burnside (USA)

Presenting the 2013 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming 
Mark Onstott (USA)

Water Polo
Chuck Hines (USA)

Synchronized Swimming
Sue Johnson (USA)
Competitive Diving
Steve Foley (USA)
Recreational Swimming
Theodore “Ted” Boyett, BS, MS (USA)
Aquatic Safety
Joost Bierens, MD, PhD (NED)

Presenting the 2012 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming 
Carol “Penny” Pence Taylor (USA)

Water Polo
Sandy Nitta (USA)

Synchronized Swimming
Stephanie Haeberli (SUI)
Competitive Diving
William H. Walker (USA)
Recreational Swimming
David Joe Hunsaker (USA)
Aquatic Safety
Ralph S. Goto (USA)

Presenting the 2011 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming 
Richard W. Shoulberg (USA)

Water Polo
City of Commerce Parks and Recreation Department (USA)

Synchronized Swimming
Christine Carver (USA)
Competitive Diving
Jesus Mena (MEX)
Recreational Swimming
Joseph A. Krasevec (USA)
Aquatic Safety
Farhad Madani (USA)

Presenting the 2010 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming 
John Leonard (USA)

Water Polo
Eugenio Martinez Ginoris (CUB)

Synchronized Swimming
Safeya "Sohpie"Ahmed Sarwat (EGY)
Competitive Diving
Janice Rude (USA)
Recreational Swimming
Steven Becker (USA)
Aquatic Safety
B. Christmas Brewster (USA)

Presenting the 2009 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming
Carol Zaleski (USA)
 

Aquatic Safety
Stathis Avramidis, PhD Researcher (GRE)

Water Polo
Bartolo Consolo (SUI)
 

Synchronized Swimming
Rose Cody(PUR)
 

Competitive Diving
Jason Simpson (USA)  

Recreational Swimming
Leland Yarger (USA)  


Presenting the 2008 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming
Dana Abbott
 
Aquatic Safety
Jim Wheeler

Water Polo
William J. Shaw
 
Synchronized Swimming
Margo Erickson
 
Competitive Diving
Eldon Godfrey
 
Recreational Swimming
Cindy Brown
 

Presenting the 2007 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming
Chuck Wielgus
 

Aquatic Safety
Judith Sperling

Water Polo
Guillermo Martinez
 

Synchronized Swimming
Maria Cristina Villicana Rodriguez
 

Competitive Diving
Todd Smith
 

Recreational Swimming
Mary Essert
 


Presenting the 2006 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming
Peter Daland
 

Aquatic Safety
Shawn DeRosa

Water Polo
Gianni Lonzi
 

Synchronized Swimming
Don Kane
 

Competitive Diving
Georgia Fyrigou
 

Recreational Swimming
Ed Kahn
 


Presenting the 2005 Paragon Award Winners...


Competitive Swimming
Pat Hogan
 

Aquatic Safety
Bob Johnson

Water Polo
Andrew "Andy" Burke
 

Synchronized Swimming
Joy Cushman
 

Competitive Diving
Steve McFarland
 

Recreational Swimming
Rick Root

 


Presenting the 2004 Paragon Award Winners...

Competitive Swimming
John Devitt
President
 Australia Swimming, Inc.
 

Aquatic Safety
Tom Griffiths, Ed.D.
Director of Aquatics
Penn State University

Water Polo
Richard J. Foster
President
USA Water Polo, Inc.
 

Synchronized Swimming
Nicole Hoevertsz
Secretary General
Aruba Swimming Federation

Nanette Zack
Athlete, Coach and Judge
 

Competitive Diving
Robin M. N. Hood
FINA Technical Diving Committee

Recreational Swimming
John Leonard
Executive Director
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)


Presenting the 2003 Paragon Award Winners...

Competitive Swimming
Peter Hugo
President
 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA)
 

Aquatic Safety
Suity Cureton
Commodore (1993-1997)
Commodore Longfellow Society

Water Polo
Richard McCoy
President, Mikasa Sports
 

Synchronized Swimming
Sue Ahlf
Coach, Promoter, Administrator

Competitive Diving
Jeff Cook
President
Amateur Swimming Association of Great Britain

Recreational Swimming
Paragon Aquatics

Equipment Designer and Manufacturer for the Professional Aquatic Market


Presenting the 2002 Paragon Award Winners...

Competitive Swimming
Cecil Colwin
Author, Coach, Scientist, Researcher
 

Aquatic Safety
Joe A. Pecoraro
Supervisor of Pools & Beaches
Chicago Park District

Water Polo
Stu Isaac
Vice President Sales & Marketing, Speedo

Synchronized Swimming
Virginia "Ginny" Jasontek
Hon. Secretary - FINA Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee

Competitive Diving
Dick Kimball
Olympic Coach - University of Michigan
 

Recreational Swimming
Dr. Stephen J. Langendorfer, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Kinesiology
Bowling Green State University


Presenting the 2001 Paragon Award Winners...

Competitive Swimming
Cornel Marculescu
Executive Director
FINA

Aquatic Safety
Dr. John Fletemeyer
Supervisor of Beaches
Palm Beach, Florida

Water Polo
Bruce Wigo
Executive Director
USA Water Polo

Synchronized Swimming
Charlotte Davis
USA National Team Coach

Competitive Diving
Kathy Seaman
FINA Diving Committee
2000-2005

Recreational Swimming
Roger Galvin
CEO
National Spa and Pool Institute



Presenting the 2000 Paragon Award Winners...

Competitive Swimming
Dale Neuburger
President
USA Swimming, Inc.

Aquatic Safety
Steve Graves
National Swim School Association

Water Polo
Mark Wagner
Director Parks & Recreation
Los Alamitos, CA
Synchronized Swimming
Ed Kaminski
Pacific Association
United States Synchronized Swimming


Competitive Diving
Doris I. Miller
University of Western Ontario
 
Recreational Swimming
John R. Spannuth
United States Water Fitness Association, Inc.

1999 Recipients:
Competitive Swimming
Don Megerle
Head Swimming Coach
Tufts University


Aquatic Safety
Rob McKay
President & Director
Lifestyle Swim School
Lifestyle Video Productions


Water Polo
Ed Haage
National Sales Manager
Astral Products, Inc.
Commercial Division


Synchronized Swimming
Barbara McNamee
Head Synchronized Swimming Coach
College of William and Mary
ASUA Representative for USSS


Competitive Diving
Don Leas
Co-Chair United States Diving
Safety Committee


Recreational Swimming
Jane Katz
Author, Fitness Expert
John Jay College of the City U of NY
Professor of Health, Physical Education & Athletics



1998 Recipients:
Competitive Swimming
Gary T. Butts
Pine Crest School


Aquatic Safety
John M. Malatak
United States Coast Guard


Water Polo
Kurt Krumpholz


Synchronized Swimming
Ross Bean


Competitive Diving
Ron O'Brien
United States Diving


Recreational Swimming
Heidi Rodale
Fitness Swimmer Magazine



1997 Recipients:

Competitive Swimming
Ray Essick
United States Swimming


Aquatic Safety
Thomas C. Werts
American Red Cross


Water Polo
Bud Weisbrod
Aqua Tech. Corp.


Synchronized Swimming
Judy McGowan
United States Synchronized Swimming


Competitive Diving
Tom Gompf
United States Diving


Recreational Swimming
Walt Johnson
National Recreation & Parks Association



1996 Recipients:
Competitive Swimming
Lynn Rickert
YMCA


Aquatic Safety
Christine M. Branche-Dorsey, Ph.D.
Center for Disease Control Prevention


Water Polo
Richard Kieffer
Eastman Kodak

Synchronized Swimming
Dorothy Sowers
United States Synchronized Swimming

Competitive Diving
Janet Gabriel
United States Diving


Recreational Swimming
Jeff Ellis
Ellis & Associates


speedo
 

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